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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.

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Wanna bet? Face ID’s chances of success

It's not the long shot some people seem to think it is.

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Best nightmare ever: iPhone X demand fright

People really want the iPhone X. How terrible.

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Scary faces: The Face ID bogeyman

It's a big problem if you lump it in with things that have actual problems!

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The FUD factory: Fear-stoking on Face ID’s accuracy

Getting a detail on Apple's decision-making process doesn't mean it's a stunning revelation.

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Mr. Mojo Fallin’: Apple’s supply chain problem

They've never, ever had supply constraints before.

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Outside the tolerance: An adverse reaction to an iOS update

Apple uses better parts, and that's part of what makes iPhones so good.

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Tugging at the heart strings: AirPods ruin everything

Apple has ruined something again. Nothing big this time, though, just human intimacy.

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Pushing our panic buttons: Apple’s dramatically short stock fall

After Apple revealed the new iPhones, the company's stock fell one percent. Time to panic.

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Unproven assertions: The thinnest of proofs

The Macalope says you shouldn’t try to use reader comments online as proof of Apple’s doom. That’s good advice that a lot of people don’t follow.

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Imperfect features: The iPhone X’s expected flaws

Unreasonable expectations breed disappointment.

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Privacy is a feature: Apple sells more of it

Consider all the costs when comparing devices.

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A losing narrative: Amazon beats Apple

Making money is for losers.

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Conspiracy theories: Working hard to find Apple’s problems

Apple's problems are there to see if you only believe they exist.

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Guilt by association: Not all facial recognition is the same

Face ID isn't the bad actor here.

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Redesigning history: Apple was never perfect

It's generally just better.